Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
and a remarkable life that he led. president obama here at home has ordered flags at the white house to be lowered in tribute. nelson mandela could have been bitter after spending 27 years in prison among the worst conditions imaginable. instead of revenge, when he was released he sought reconciliation. he became south africa's first democratically elected and first black president and forge ad legacy of forgiveness and unit. bill: we learned moments ago, mandela's national funeral will take place december 15th, nine days from now. greg palkot leading coverage. greg, you were in south africa six months ago. how are people reacting there? >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were outside the pretoria hospital whereenelson mandela laid gravely ill couple months ago. we saw the outpouring. the scenes we're looking at now from south africa is just the beginning. it will continue. crowds are gathering outside of the johannesburg house where mandela spent last troubling weeks and months. they're marking the passing of the person they can the father of their country. they're mourning and also celebrating
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
will get help at a later time. >> reporter: the white house confirming president obama will soon become a customer of obamacare signing up using the federal plagued federal explaining. when that happens whether there are live cameras in the room have not been stated. so we thought it would be interesting from you today, what do you think? president obama has an issue signing up for health insurance? send us a tweet @billhemmer and martha maccallum. martha: i don't think there will be a live camera when he tries to sign on. martha: the holiday shopping season could be a whole new ballgame. this is very interesting. overall sales are down. but sales figures show that online retailers are surging this holiday season and they are beating out the regular old stores. amazon.com reporting sales up 44% from last year. think about that. e-bay is up 32% year over year. ibm reports sales rose 18%. with people spending $2.2 billion on cyber monday. people are shopping online and they are shopping from their ipads and phones. this looks like a remaking of the retail sector in many way. >> reporter:
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
's beau and sunny. they are in big trouble. they are in the dog house. [♪] martha: sonny, obama got a little too excited at an event at the white house for the holidays, knocking ashton garner over. you okay, sweetie? you can see michelle obama had a firm hand on that dog after that. she helped her. she's okay. up we go. all was foregiven. she got all those fancy pastry thes and cookies. the baker at the white house does a great job with it. bill: we are saying sonny is in the dog house at the white house. it could be worse. the 2014 ad hitting democrats using nancy pelosi's own word against her. >> we have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it. i stand by what i said there. when people see what is in the bill they will like it, and they will. i don't think you can tell what will happen next year. but i will tell you this, the democrats stand tall in support of an affordable care act. democrats stand tall in support of an affordable care act. democrats stand tall in you a spefort an affordable care act. bill: that at has been put out by americans for prosperity. frank lu
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
democratic senators are pushing back. republican senators are pushing back. the white house is saying look, it is a solid achievement with what we've got here. >> maybe, maybe not. you won't know until the six months are up. effectively what obama said, if you like your nuclear weapons program, iran, you can keep it, period. he means it this time. what we have given up in exchange though, we have given up one leverage we which is sanctions, punishment on their economy. we've given that up. even though the president may say oh, if they don't abide by it, we'll reimpose sanctions. he won't be able to because there will be pressure by companies -- bill: senator corker said at height of leverage, we negotiated a deal out of this with not a single centrifuge being dismantled. >> bill, it is crazy. there are 19,000 centrifuges spinning in iran. there are twice as many centrifuges in iran than starbucks in america. not one will turn down. not one turn off. they may give up some enriched-uranium. they have the ability to make more tomorrow, in six months. so, yeah it is good we're talking to iran?